Time: January 11, 2014 from 8:30am to 4pm
Location: Daley Plaza or Promontory Point
Street: Washington & Dearborn or 55th & Lakefront Trail
Website or Map: http://maps.google.com/maps/m…
Event Type: drunken
Organized By: bob hsiung and kevin c
Latest Activity: Jan 13, 2014
OK, not everyone loves Three Floyds. Different spokes for different folks! Now you have the option of going to Flossmoor Station instead. (It remains an option to go to Flossmoor Station in addition.)
We depart Daley Plaza at 9:00 AM and collect riders at Promontory Point at 9:45 AM. We stay together (more or less) down to I-80, then split up into Three Floyds and Flossmoor Station groups. The goal of the Three Floyds group is to get to Three Floyds by noon, when they open, and not have to wait outside.
Neither snow nor rain nor sleet nor gloom of night stays these couriers (and other riders) from the swift completion of their appointed rounds of beer. Depending on the weather, however, returning from Flossmoor Station via Metra can be a very attractive option. Total distance: Three Floyds round trip 60 miles, Three Floyds and Flossmoor Station one-way 40 miles, Flossmoor Station one-way 35 miles.
We ask that you RSVP if attending.
The fine print:
There is no support vehicle. You are responsible for yourself. The pace is 12-16 mph with a short break at 7-Eleven. Mid-January weather can be extreme. Be prepared for cold as well as flats/mechanical problems.
▢ Water and snacks
▢ Pump, tube, tools
▢ Extra layers of clothing (more than you expect to wear)
The inaugural Three Floyds ride was conceived and organized by Mark Sinclair and took place on January 14, 2006. As many of you know, Mark died on April 14 of that year, at age 34, a few days after suffering a brain aneurysm. It was Mark's hope that it would become an annual event.
Bob and Kevin
PS: Riding with the Three Floyds group doubles as the First Step of the 2014 Twelve Steps Challenge. Make it every month and win a nifty prize!